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Old 07-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #1 
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New fish >.< I have questions on getting him into his new home.

I know with new tropical's a bit of aquarium salt will keep them from stressing out, should I do the same for my new little guy? Also is 86 degrees an alright temp for him. It's pretty warm out right now and I'm nervous to turn my heater up any more.

((Edit..I'm apparently dyslexic today))

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #2 
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A betta will do best at temperatures of 78-80. 68 would be just too chilly for the fella
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I'm so sorry, I did that backwards It's 86 thank you though.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #4 
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Welcome to the forum Digi :D

86 is waaay too hot.... 78 to 80 would be just right.

Regarding the aquarium salt, if you opt to add it, next time you do your water change, go ahead and remove bit more than you typically would just to get most of the salt out when it replace with fresh water.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:22 PM   #5 
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Welcome to the forum Digi :D

86 is waaay too hot.... 78 to 80 would be just right.

Regarding the aquarium salt, if you opt to add it, next time you do your water change, go ahead and remove bit more than you typically would just to get most of the salt out when it replace with fresh water.

ack .... I'll have to adjust it then, I hope he'll be ok hanging out in his little cup until things are adjusted. Thank you. >.<
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:37 PM   #6 
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No problem. To cool the water down faster, if you have a lid or light over the tank, turn off the light and remove the lid. You can even put icecubes in a plastic bag and float them in the tank to drop the temp a few degrees.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:42 PM   #7 
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All really good ideas, once again thank you. I cant wait to get him into his new tank. Once everything is safe for him of course
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